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135 N. Grand Avenue Los Angeles, CA 90012
213-972-0711
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The Grand Duchess

By Jacques Offenbach

The enchanting Frederica von Stade stars as the Grand Duchess, as Hollywood legend Garry Marshall (Pretty Woman, The Princess Diaries) makes his operatic debut.

When the impulsive Grand Duchess sets her sights on a handsome young soldier, she decides that all is fair in love and war. The Grand Duchess melds an effervescent operetta score with sharp comedy in a lively, delightful new adaptation of one of Offenbach’s most popular works.

Offenbach’s giddy souffle of inspired lunacy stars Paul Groves as the unwitting object of the Grand Duchess’ affections. Meanwhile Rod Gilfry, Anthony Laciura and John Cheek are the thwarted rivals who plot to bring down their adversary.

RUNNING TIME:

2 hours 45 minutes

PRE-PERFORMANCE LECTURE:

One hour before the performance,

Duff Murphy from 91.5 Classical KUSC will lead the pre-performance lectures on September 15, 22 and 25. Kimberlea Daggy from 91.5 Classical KUSC will lead the pre-performance lectures on September 18 and 28 and October 1. (There is no lecture on September 10.)

CAST

Frederica von Stade: THE GRAND DUCHESS

Constance Hauman: WANDA

Paul Groves: FRITZ

Anthony Laciura: BARON PUCK

Rod Gilfry: PRINCE PAUL

John Cheek: GENERAL BOUM

Paul Vogt: BARON GROG

Peter Nathan Foltz: NEPOMOUC

Laura Kay Swanson: IZA

Teresa Brown: OLGA

Cynthia Jansen: LILY

Suzanna Guzman: CHARLOTTE

Jason Graae: MR. O

Jan Breslauer: ROYAL DOG HANDLER

Guilford Adams: HENRI

Matt Walker: SERGEANT PIERRE

Beth Kennedy: BRIGITTA

Lorin Shapiro: SIMONE

CONDUCTOR – Emmanuel Villaume

DIRECTOR – Garry Marshall

SET DESIGNER – Heidi Ettinger

COSTUME DESIGNER – Constance Hoffman

LIGHTING DESIGNER – Mary Louise Geiger

CHOREOGRAPHER – Vincent Paterson

DRAMATURG – Jan Breslauer